Ashley Fletcher is set to leave Middlesbrough and join Watford on a free transfer, according to Football Insider.
Neil Warnock is looking to reshape his attacking options this summer, having left Fletcher and Britt Assombalonga out of the matchday squad for the final four games of the season.
Fletcher has struggled for game time under Warnock this season, making only 12 appearances in the Championship and scoring only two goals.
But with his contract set to run out next month, Fletcher is set to seal a surprise move to the Premier League, with Watford set to sign him on a free transfer.
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Football Insider also claim that Fletcher is set to put pen to paper on a five-year deal at Vicarage Road, in a move which has surprised many Boro fans.
Fletcher scored 11 goals in the Championship last season – the only time in his career where he has hit double figures in a league campaign.
But the Hornets clearly see a hidden gem in the former Manchester United striker, who has spent time on loan with Sunderland and Barnsley in his career.
Here, we take a look at Boro fans’ reactions to Fletcher’s impending move to Vicarage Road…
Why are Boro fans getting all salty and emotional about Fletcher going to Watford?
Good on him and his agent on getting a move to the Prem.
He never had a bad attitude at Boro as far as I’m aware. Things didn’t go to plan but he got his head down.
Wish him all the best.
— Andrew (@officialandyb24) May 21, 2021
Good move for Ashley Fletcher. Makes financial sense for him, Watford and #Boro. I actually think this is a move that suits all sides, even though Fletcher was criticised for his behaviour. He’s young and only has one crack at his playing career. https://t.co/6MzioKCWZG
— Paul Fraser (@PaulFraserMedia) May 21, 2021
Where he will spend the whole season sat on the bench. Another who thinks they are better than they are. Should have knuckled down and got at least one more full championship season. Not good enough for the prem at the moment
— Anthony Lowe (@anth25lowe) May 20, 2021
He has all the attributes to be a top player but didnt show it nearly enough for us. I’d have kept him if we had chance but to get a move to the prem… well played his agent
— infinity_tees (@InfinityTees) May 21, 2021
Does he want a lift, I’ll drive him there for nothing !!😂😂
— joff hall (@joffa81) May 20, 2021
Makes 3 appearances off the bench, pulls hamstring, don’t see him again for 4 months. Sits on bench, manages 3 more late sub appearances, maybe bags one goal #utb
— Peter Foster (@smoggy998) May 21, 2021
Thought they got promoted?
— Newthorpe Walker (@NG16walker) May 20, 2021
Interesting, always thought he had all the attributes to be a good player. Strong, mobile with some pace. Never really hot form though
— Dan Cottam (@danjcottam) May 20, 2021
Scored about 15 goals in 4 seasons for us mate 😂😂
— Jordan 🇦🇹🇨🇩 (@Jordanwalker280) May 20, 2021